In this article, I am going to talk about the signs that you are not living life but you are living a lie. The problem is that when you lie to yourself, you are depriving yourself of happiness. You only have one opportunity in this life, so you have to live on your terms. You don't want to regret later in life that you didn't express your authentic self. Here are the signs that you are not being real with yourself.
1. You escape reality through addictions
You resort to alcohol and drugs whenever life presents challenges. Addictions don't make life easier but instead, they do the opposite. What makes life exciting are the challenges that come with it. Nothing is exciting unless it is a challenge. Whenever you overcome an obstacle, you grow stronger.
2. You are everything to everyone
You have a deep fear of being judged. You want everyone around you to like you. You feel bad when there is a person who doesn't like you. This is what makes you anxious. You also do things you know are not healthy for you because you want to fit in. You need to understand that not everyone is going to like you and that is ok.
3. You fear the opinions of others
You conform to society's expectations. You rather follow the easy and the known road rather than treading your path. You fear that people will look down on you if you rock the boat. You never try anything new because you care too much about what other people might think of you. So you end up living the life you know deep inside that you don't want so that you won't be judged.
4. You wear clothes you don't like
You buy clothes you don't like, simply because they are trending. It's what is considered by society as cool. You do this because you want to appear fashionable and be liked. Wearing something you hate will take away your dignity.
5. You are a lier
You lie to others about where you are in life just to get approval. You'd rather sacrifice your integrity so that you can get acceptance of those around you. You pretend as if your life is perfect and you don't have weaknesses. This shows that you don't have the strength of character. You need to speak your truth despite being judged.
6. You deny responsibility
You believe that the world owes you something. You refuse to take responsibility for your life. You are waiting for success to come to you instead of working for it. You blame others for where you are in life. You blame your parents, government, or anyone but not you. You believe that someone is suppressing you or bewitching you.
7. Other people make decisions for you
You are a pushover. Your parents decide for you In which path you should take in life. They tell you to go to university, get a job, get married, and give us grandchildren. You know deep inside that is not what you want to do with your life. You don't want to be stuck in a depressing office job.
Now it's time to hear from you. What are other signs that a person might be living a lie? Please leave a comment below.
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